The draft government decree has already been submitted to parliament for consideration. After the project is put into effect, retail prices for alcohol will be raised by several percent.
- Liquor and vodka products — an increase of 8.4%;
- Cognac and brandy — by 4.8-8.3%;
- Cider and Perry — 8.2-34.2%;
- Vermouth and fermented drinks — 22%.
"The implementation of the draft resolution will provide an increase in revenues to the state and local budgets of about $11.391 million, a decrease in the number of deaths occurring due to alcohol consumption," the draft says.
The price increase applies to drinks, the actual strength of which is higher than "1.2% by volume units of ethyl alcohol, but not more than 22%".
The project does not affect wines, sparkling wines, carbonated alcoholic drinks.